Mutt Carey in New Orleans - early 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 40:

Of course Bunk Johnson deserves credit for what he used to do. He had marvellous ideas and I used to like to hear him play. He wasn't quite the drive man that Joe Oliver and Freddie Keppard were, however. He always stayed behind the beat instead of getting out there in the lead like those other men. Bunk was good, and he was solid when he was playing. Bunk had plenty of competition on his way up and he never was the king down there.

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433524568050 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: New Orleans

Listeners

Mutt Carey
Musician

Listening to

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jazz music
written by Miles Davis
performed by Bunk Johnson

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:16:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:07 +0100